Google recently rolled out Chrome 102 Stable updates for users. About a day later, the company dropped Chrome 103 to the beta channel so that users could try out the upcoming features of the web browser.
The Chrome 103 beta The update brings some minor improvements and new features to the browser. According to Changelog, most of the features are backend changes that aim to provide a better browsing experience and increase overall speed. Here’s a list of everything new with the Chrome 103 update
Fast website loading speed
According to the official blog post, 103 initial hints for Chrome 103 navigation brings support for HTTP response code. When in a 103 response Or other link headings. Chromium attempts to preload (and / or pre-connect, prefetch) certain resources before receiving a final response. This gives web developers a way to optimize the original web vitals The biggest content paint (LCP).
Local font access
Another notable feature the browser is getting with the Chrome 103 update is access to local fonts. Web applications can now compute local fonts and metadata about each. The new API gives web applications access to table data stored in local fonts, allowing those fonts to be rendered into their applications using custom text stacks.
Support for .avif Web share
.avif image file format can now be shared via web share. The WebShares API has already been rolled out to more platforms like ChromeOS and Windows, but avif is not yet supported.